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The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


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Basin Planning and TMDLs


  • There are currently no Basin Planning Public Notices






Agriculture


Notice of Preparation and Initial Study for an Environmental Impact Report to evaluate potential impacts of proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements for Vineyard Discharges in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek Watersheds




NPDES


  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.







Site Cleanup


Draft Tentative Orders are being considered for the properties located at 1643 and 1705 Contra Costa Boulevard, Pleasant Hill. The Regional Water Board will consider this item at its September 10, 2014, meeting. Written comments or objections to these actions must be submitted no later than August 4, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.







Section 401 Water Quality Certification



The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) received an application for Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certification (401 Application) on December 24, 2013, for the project to reconfigure the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course in Santa Clara County (Project). The Project will impact about 2.24 acres of wetlands. The Project site is adjacent to San Francisquito Creek and the alignment of the proposed San Francisquito Creek Joint Power Authority (SFCJPA) Flood Reduction Project, which will permanently incorporate 7.4 acres of the current golf course into the SFCJPA project. Water Board staff have expressed concerns about the extent to which the Golf Course Project and the Lower San Francisquito Creek Flood Control Project represent separate projects.

Water Board staff provided the City of Palo Alto with incomplete 401 Application letters on January 15, 2014, February 28, 2014, and May 1, 2014. Links are provided below to the initial application materials, the draft EIR, the Water Board’s third incomplete application letter, and the response materials to the Water Board’s third incomplete application letter. Comments on the 401 Application will be accepted by the Water Board for 21 days (from July 10, 2014 to July 31). Comments may be submitted via email to brian.wines@waterboards.ca.gov or by sending hardcopies to 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, to the attention of Brian Wines. Comments on the 401 Application must be received no later than July 31, 2014.


On May 1, 2014 the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) received an application for Section 401 Water Quality Certification (401 Application) for Initial Operating Segment-2 Project (Project). On June 4, 2014 the Water Board responded with an incomplete application letter and on July 2, 2014 SMART responded with the enclosed supplemental information. Comments on the supplemental information may be submitted via email to paul.modrell@waterboards.ca.gov or by sending hard copies to 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, to the attention of Paul Modrell. Comments on the 401 Application must be received no later than 5PM on July 24, 2014.


On May 23, 2014 the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) received an application for Section 401 Water Quality Certification (401 Application) for the Mira Monte Marsh Restoration Project (Project). The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District proposes to rehabilitate, re-establish, and preserve approximately 54.82 acres of tidal marsh adjacent to the Petaluma River. Comments on the 401 Application will be accepted by the Water Board for 21 days (from May 29, 2014 to June 19). Comments may be submitted via email to paul.modrell@waterboards.ca.gov or by sending hardcopies to 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, to the attention of Paul Modrell. Comments on the 401 Application must be received no later than June 19, 2014.


On February 6, 2014 the received an application for Section 401 Water Quality Certification (Application) for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) Haystack Landing Bridge Replacement Project. On March 5, 2014 the Water Board determined the Application to be incomplete and requested additional information. On May 21, 2014 we received the attached information from SMART. Comments on the information provided will be accepted by the Water Board for 21 days (from May 23 to June 13). Comments may be submitted via email to paul.modrell@waterboards.ca.gov or by sending hardcopies to 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, to the attention of Paul Modrell. Comments on the 401 Application must be received no later than June 13, 2014.


The owner of the former Leona Heights Sulfur Mine in the City of Oakland has applied to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for a Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for remediation of the site and restoration of a portion of Leona Creek. Water Board staff are reviewing the application materials and plan to issue a certification that the Project will not violate State water quality standards. Staff anticipate issuing the 401 Certification in May 2014, after the City of Oakland has issued a Notice of Determination that the project has complied with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).


On May 1, 2014 the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) received an application for Section 401 Water Quality Certification (401 Application) for Initial Operating Segment-2 Project (Project). The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District proposes to rehabilitate approximately 2.5 miles of rail line between the Marin County Civic Center and 5th Street in the City of San Rafael. Comments on the 401 Application will be accepted by the Water Board for 21 days (from May 5, 2014 to May 26). Comments may be submitted via email to paul.modrell@waterboards.ca.gov or by sending hardcopies to 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, to the attention of Paul Modrell. Comments on the 401 Application must be received no later than May 26, 2014.





Urban Stormwater


A Revision for the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit is Now Available Here.